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5 Years of FindSpark Bash: The Can’t Miss Networking Event of the Year

December 3, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

5 Years of FindSpark Bash

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Party With Team #FindSpark

FindSpark is turning five…and you’re invited to celebrate with us!

Join the FindSpark team, our ambitious community, speakers from past events, and our stellar employers for a night of inspiration, connecting, and celebrating as we look back on five years of connecting you to the coolest pros in NYC and beyond.

We’re kicking off the party in style with fun, interactive activities. From an accomplishment wall (to be filled out by YOU), to a post card station (write a thank you note to someone who’s supported your career, and we’ll send it!), this event will challenge you to think of new ways that you can build connections and pursue the career of your dreams.

Fun Involved Includes:

  • Photo booth and selfie station
  • Accomplishment Wall
  • Post Card Station
  • Glitter Tattoo Station
  • Wine, beer, & light bites
  • Inspiring talks from top pros representing NBC, Building Beats, General Catalyst Partners, Livestream, & more
  • Giveaways from our friends at Museum Hack to their VIP night and tours of the American Museum of Natural History
  • Networking with FindSpark community members, speaker alumni, employers, and YOU!

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Who You’ll Meet

Our community is made up of diverse, ambitious pros from a variety of industries and companies. You could meet:

  • Recruiters, designers, strategists, art directors, venture capitalists, small business owners, job seekers, web producers, fashion bloggers, freelancers, writers, side hustlers, photographers, and more
  • Incredible peers and pros from Livestream, Univision, FCB Health, Building Beats, Museum Hack, Wix, The Shorty Awards, Blue Apron, WeWork, Dev Bootcamp, CourseHorse, Master & Dynamic, Kinnek, Barbarian Group, and more

Plus, we’ll get inspired by short talks from some of our most passionate FindSpark community members:

FindSpark Joel Hernandez UnicefJoel Hernandez
Recruitment Associate
Joel first joined our community as a young pro. A connection he made at a FindSpark conference led him to a gig at Warner Music Group. Now at UNICEF, we’re proud to have Joel as a speaker and employer.

Phi PhamPhi Pham
President & Co-Founder
Building Beats
Phi was one of our keynote speakers at our very first FindSpark event ever. Since then, he’s built his own non-profit, Building Beats, which empowers youth to gain confidence and entrepreneurial skills through music.


FindSpark Peter Boyce General Catalyst Partners

Peter Boyce
General Catalyst Partners
Peter is an early FindSpark community member, attending our first summer event series in 2011 as a student. Since then, he’s returned often as a speaker, including moderating a panel at our very first conference in 2012, and at multiple speed networking events.



FindSpark Carly Walsh Livestream

Carly Walsh
Content & Social Curator
Carly is an alum of the FindSpark Campus Ambassador Program. She discovered Livestream through a FindSpark event and now works there full-time, after graduating in May 2015.



FindSpark Janel Abrahami NBCUniversal

Janel Abrahami
Coordinator, Campus 2 Career Internship Program
Janel has been a FindSpark community member since 2012, a frequent attendee of our conferences and events. Since graduating, she’s had an incredible career at NBCUniversal, mentoring up-and-coming media pros, and coming back to our community as a speaker and recruiter.



FindSpark Alicia Syrett

Emily Miethner
Founder & CEO
Our fearless leader founded FindSpark while still in college. Five years later, she’s built the most ambitious community of young pros on the planet, now 20,000+ strong.


Speaker lineup subject to change.

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To celebrate 5 years of our awesome community, you’re invited by our CEO to participate in #FindSpark Impact: A Thank You Challenge – an excuse to celebrate and get back in touch with your incredible network. Learn more here.


Location: Wix Lounge, 235 W 23rd Street, 8th Floor
Dress: Cocktail Attire
Tickets: $0 – $20 depending on your FindSpark membership level & career status.
FindSpark Premium Members get in free. Learn more at findspark.com/premium.


Check Out Last Year’s Bash


In Partnership with MCG Social, Our Sister Agency

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MCG Social works with brands, companies, and agencies to use social media and events to engage their communities and grow their business. Our services include social media and event strategy, community management, social media at live events, launch parties, and the best social media training and workshops out there. Our previous clients include NBCUniversal, Elizabeth Arden, Dylan’s Candy Bar, and Time Inc, amongst others.
To learn more, please visit www.mcgsocial.me.


Special Thanks to Our Awesome Partners


Thank you to our partner Wix.com for hosting us at the Wix Lounge. Wix.com enables you to build a free and professional online presence, just the way you want it. With an HTML5 drag-and-drop website editor, 100s of web apps, designer-made templates, and tons of features, Wix gives you the tools to launch and manage your online presence. So what are you waiting for? Sign up for a free Wix workshop today!


FindSpark Museum Hack

Museum Hack likes to joke and say it does museum tours for people who don’t like museums. Their expertise is in leading private social museum adventures, and whether it’s for a company offsite, a bachelorette party, or a leadership summit, the most popular comment from their customers is, “I’ve never had so much fun in a Museum!” They began offering these unique experiences at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Today, they host hundreds of tours every year at museums in New York City, Washington D.C., and San Francisco. In addition to museum tours, Museum Hack provides premium engagement and storytelling consulting services to startups, museums, luxury hotels, corporations, and universities. Museum Hack will be giving out sweet prizes at the bash!


FindSpark Credit KarmaWhether it’s finding an apartment, applying for a new credit card or getting a car loan, your credit can make a big difference. If you’re not sure where you stand or how you can start building your credit, Credit Karma can help. They’ll hook you up with your scores, reports and a whole bunch of helpful tips, and it’s all totally free.


FindSpark Dev Bootcamp

Dev Bootcamp pioneered the short-term immersive “web development bootcamp,” a model that transforms beginners into full-stack web developers. Through effort, community support and training, they help beginners with little or no technical background reach a level of proficiency that allows them to get paid to continue learning on the job as junior web developers. They have campuses in Chicago, New York City and San Francisco. To date they’ve graduated more than 1,000 students who work on development teams all over the world.


Still have questions? Check out our FAQs!

Q: Do you do group sales for colleges, organizations, and companies?
A: Yes we do! FindSpark events are a practical and fun perk to offer your students, alumni, and community members. Contact us here to get in touch.

Q: Will there be food at this event?
A: Yes! Light bites and snacks will be provided. We’ll also have wine for those 21+.

Q: What should I wear? Is there a dress code?
A: This is our fanciest event of the year. We recommend cocktail attire!

Q: Is there a fee for this event?
This event is free to FindSpark Premium Members, and $10-20 for FindSpark General Members, depending on your career level.

Q: Is there a limit to how many events I can attend during the year?
A: Absolutely not. We encourage our community members to attend as many events as they’d like.

Q: Can I give FindSpark event tickets to friends and family as a gift?
A: Absolutely. You are such a great friend/relative for wanting to support your loved one’s career! Send us an email and we’ll make it happen.


December 3, 2015
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


The Wix Lounge
235 West 23rd Street
New York, New York 10012
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